I am rather new to BorderManager, and after recently relocating some T-1
lines I need to establish some communication between my sites to form a
WAN. I do not want to open the doors completely at this time, but would
like to allow for some basic communication. In the future, I would like
to open up the lines further and merge my two trees together, but for
now, I just want to be able to map some drives and share some data.

I want to be as specific as I can without adding confusion to my original
question so I am going to try and restate it here under a new thread, and
limit myself just two locations instead of three at this time. Hopefully
this will help anyone understand just what it is I am trying to
accomplish. The IPs in the below scenario are phony, just used as
example. The routers at each location are open and allow traffic both
ways.

I have two buildings linked via a T-1 line. We'll call building A Chicago
and building B Green Bay.

Chicago's Router IP address is 66.99.201.1
Chicago's Border Public IP is 66.99.201.2
Chicago's Border Private IP is 172.18.1.1
Chicago has a secondary IP of 66.99.201.9 that translates to
Chicago's Win2003 Private IP of 172.18.1.9

Green Bay's Router IP address is 66.158.202.1
Green Bay's Border Public IP is 66.158.202.2
Green Bay's Border Private IP is 172.18.2.1

I would like to have all workstations in Green Bay to be able to map
drives to the Chicago Win2003 server.

As I understand it, I will need Filter exceptions in both Green Bay and
Chicago. What I do not know is what type of traffic do I allow through
(TCP? Port #? etc?) and which addresses do I use for the source and
destination addresses. Do I use the Border Manager Public address as that
is where all the incoming traffic will originate from? Or do I use the
Router Address? Do I need to add the exception as a host or network?

I have created filter exceptions in Chicago, but cannot so much as ping
Chicago's router from anything behind BM let alone getting all the way to
Green Bay.

I hope this is more specific, I don't know what more information I can
give you.


Please help me and Thanks in advance, I do appreciate all your help!

Jbaron